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GX-1200H

GUITAR AMPLIFIER

OWNER’S MANUAL
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You are now the proud owner of the Crate GX-1200H guitar amplifier. This rugged amp head combines outstanding features with serious clean and distorted sounds. Channel selection, Crate’s exclusive Shape circuit, and reverb on/off are controllable by the supplied three-button footswitch. An insert jack allows virtually noise-free connection of your favorite effects. Like all Crate products, your GX-1200H is Musician Made in the U.S.A., using only the best components. Extensive testing at the hands (and ears) of skilled technicians and musicians insures you that this amplifier is the absolute best it can be. In order to get the most out of your new amplifier, we strongly urge you to go over the information contained in this manual before you begin playing.

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7: HIGH: Adjusts the high frequency output level: to the left reduces the high frequency output. the sound will have a thick compressed quality. Turning the control towards the left enhances the mid frequencies. At far left.) 5: GAIN SELECT: Switches between Gain 1 (out) and Gain 2 (in). CLEAN CHANNEL: A normal gain channel designed to give you crystal clear sounds. turning the control to the right increases the output level. 14: REVERB LEVEL: Adjust the amount of reverberation with this control: in the full-left position the output signal is “dry” (no reverb). This control allows a range of 22dB at 80Hz. to the right increases it. turning it to the right increases it. Gain 1 produces less intense distortion than Gain 2 and is active only when the Gain Select switch (#5) is out. Reverb can be turned on and off with a footswitch (#22). As you turn the control to the right the amount of distortion increases. sets the amount of compression and distortion from the amplifier. This control allows a range of 11dB at 80Hz. 3 & 4) to create a wide variety of sounds. to the right increases it. rotating the control to the right increases the amount of reverb. 11: LOW: Adjusts the low frequency output level: to the left reduces the low frequency output. 13: HIGH: Adjusts the high frequency output level: to the left reduces the high frequency output. This control allows a range of 28dB at 10kHz. This control allows a range of 10dB at 10kHz. 10: LEVEL: Sets the output volume level from the Clean Channel: in the far-left position there is no output. 4: SHAPE: Working in conjunction with the Gain 2 control. to the right increases it. turning it to the right enhances the low and high frequencies. This control allows a range of 14dB at 600Hz. The Clean Channel is selected when this switch is out. 9: CHANNEL SELECT: When this switch is pressed in the Overdrive Channel is engaged. 8: LEVEL: Sets the output volume level from the Overdrive Channel: in the far-left position there is no output. sets the amount of compression and distortion from the amplifier. 2: GAIN 1: When active. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL: A high gain channel giving you sounds from a slight edge to serious overdrive. Use this control along with the Gain and Shape controls (#2. At far left. A footswitch (#21) overrides this switch. 12: MID: Adjusts the mid frequency output level: to the left reduces the midrange output.GX-120OH Amplifier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1: INPUT: Connect your guitar here using a shielded instrument cable. the sound will have a thick compressed quality. 3: GAIN 2: When active. (Only affects Gain 2 when active. 6: LOW: Adjusts the low frequency output level: to the left reduces the low frequency output. The adjacent LEDs indicate which channel is selected. Gain 2 produces more intense distortion than Gain 1 and is active only when the Gain Select switch (#5) is in. A footswitch (#21) overrides this switch. to the right increases it. turning the control to the right increases the output. . As you turn the control to the right the amount of distortion increases. rotate the Shape control until you find the sound you’re looking for.

not shown): Connect the stereo 1/4” plug of the supplied three-button footswitch here for remote control of the Channel Select and Gain Select settings. 21: CHANNEL SELECT / GAIN FOOTSWITCH JACK (rear panel. Connecting to the Insert jack: The Insert jack (#15) lets you patch external effects into the amplifier just prior to its power amp stage. 6' STP203. STP202 or STP203 stereo-to-mono Y-cord or an adapter such as Crate’s YPP117 and 2 1/4” mono signal cables to connect to the effect as shown below. not shown): Protects the amplifier against damages caused from a faulty AC power source or other problems. not shown): Connect the mono 1/4” plug of the supplied three-button footswitch here for remote control of the reverb on and off. POWER CORD (rear panel. Use Crate’s STP201. 18. Be sure this cord is properly plugged into a safely wired grounded 120 volt.GX-120OH Amplifier 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15: INSERT: Connect an external effects device via this jack. Use a stereo 1/4” male Y-cord: ring = send. not shown): Use these 1/4” output jacks to connect the amplifier to your speaker cabinet(s). 9') (YPP117) RING T IP RING T IP (1/4"-TO-1/4" MONO SHIELDED CABLES) to effect "OUT" jack to effect "IN" jack to effect "OUT" jack to effect "IN" jack External Effect External Effect . tip = return. The GX-1200H can operate into speaker loads as low as 4 ohms. replace it ONLY with the same size and type fuse. (If your GX-1200H was purchased outside the United States. 22: REVERB FOOTSWITCH JACK (rear panel. never attempt to defeat the ground connection on this cord. Use heavy gauge speaker cables. If the fuse blows repeatedly check the AC source. if it’s okay. 17: POWER SWITCH: Turns the amplifier ON in the up position. If the fuse blows. refer to the rear panel for power ratings.) For your safety. See the illustration on the panel to the right for more information 16: POWER ON LED: Lights when the amplifier is turned on. off in the down position. 3' STP202. Stereo-to-mono Y-cord: to Insert jack TIP RING SLEEVE Y-adapter and 2 cables: RETURN SEND GROUND TIP RING SLEEVE to Insert jack (STP201. sleeve = ground. not shown): Your GX-1200H is equipped with a heavy-duty grounded three-wire power cord. 19: SPEAKER JACKS (rear panel. 60Hz AC power outlet before use. contact your Crate dealer for service information. 20: FUSE (rear panel.

60Hz. AUCUNE PIECE INTERNE N'EST REPRABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. Low Control: Shape Control: High Control: Clean Channel: Low Control: Mid Control: High Control: Input Power Requirements Cabinet Size and Weight: The GX-1200H is covered with a durable black Tolex material: wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth. CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING IMPAIRMENT OR LOSS. 63133 P/N 47-477-04 • 05/01 . THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED TO PROVIDE SAFE AND RELIABLE OPERATION. peak-to-peak Overdrive Channel: 110dB all controls @10. A DIVISION OF ST. POUR TOUTE REPARATION. DIE WARTUNG IS QUALIFIZIERTEM WARTUNGSPERSONAL ZU UBERLASSEN. VORSICHT ELEKTRISCHE SCHLAGGEFAHR NICHT OFFENEN VORSICHT: ZUR MINIMIERUNG ELEKTRISCHER SCHLAGGEFAHR NICHT DEN DECKEL ABENHMEN. ATTENTION RISQUE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS OUVRIR ATTENTION: POUR REDUIRE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. 50/60Hz. USER CAUTION IS ADVISED AND EAR PROTECTION IS RECOMMENDED IF UNIT IS OPERATED AT HIGH VOLUME. 88dB Gain 1 Clean Channel: 58dB all controls @10 470k ohms 11dB Range @ 80Hz Proprietary Circuit 10dB Range @ 10kHz 22dB Range @ 80Hz 14dB Range @ 600Hz 28dB Range @ 10kHz 120 VAC. 1400 FERGUSON. Never spray cleaning agents onto the cabinet. 50/60Hz. S'ADRESSER A UN TECHNICIEN QUALIFIE. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE PRECAUTIONARY GUIDELINES: CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. LOUIS. 230VA 230VAC. CONNECT ONLY TO A PROPERLY GROUNDED AC POWER OUTLET.com ©2001 SLM ELECTRONICS.” "REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION" "UNBEDINGT IN DER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG NACHSCHLAGEN" = "DANGEROUS VOLTAGE" “VOLTAJE PELIGROSO” "DANGER HAUTE TENSION" "GEFAHLICHE SPANNUNG" = Crate continually develops new products.crateamps. For this reason. DO NOT OPEN CHASSIS. ST. DO NOT DEFEAT OR REMOVE THE GROUND PIN OF THE POWER CORD. MO. www. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. Gain 2. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Avoid abrasive cleansers which could damage the finish. LOUIS MUSIC. the specifications and information in this Crate manual are subject to change without notice. 230VA 9-3/8” H x 19-3/4” W x 9-1/2” D. CAUTION: OUR AMPLIFIERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. INTERNE TEILE KONNEN NICHT VOM BENUTZER GEWARTET WERDEN. CAUTION: NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.GX-1200H Amplifier GX-1200H TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Output Power Rating Maximum Input Signal Level Accepted Total System Gain Input Impedance Overdrive Channel: 70 watts RMS @ 5% THD 8 ohms load 120VAC 100 watts RMS @ 5% THD 4 ohms load 120VAC 8 volts. 230VA 100/115VAC. EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS: EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS: EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES: "IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL" “ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES. 25 lbs. as well as improves existing ones. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. IN ORDER TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF THE UNIT AND PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR INJURY.